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Fly Fishing

- BY ED HERBST- In 1997, while in East London, I was introduced to a professional fly tyer, Harry Stewart, a Scot, whose Millionaire’s Taddy – a streamer made with palmered mink fur with a marabou tail - and his adult termite imitation made of spun and clipped deer hair…

EXPO 2018

Monday, 16 April 2018 07:37
 – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW. By Gordon van der Spuy. The 2018 South African fly fishing and fly tying Expo will take place at Lourensford wine estate in the Western Cape from 27-29 July. The occasion is more of a reunion than an event really, an entire weekend of fly…
MARCH 2018 NEWSLETTER Al Spaeth on fishing Sterkfontein Dam I have included an excerpt from a most interesting email my friend Al Spaeth recently sent me about a trip he made to Sterkfontein Dam this March. He went with his friend and fly-fishing guru, Alan Hobson. Both live in the…

THE SOUTH AFRICAN FLY TYING OPEN 2018.

Saturday, 17 February 2018 06:32
By Gordon van der Spuy. Last year saw the kick off of the inaugural South African Fly Tyer of the Year. The competition was won by Philip Meyer who tied a really solid selection of flies. The defining feature of all of his creations is that they seem to break…

CLEM BOOTH ON LAGO STROEBEL, ARGENTINA –

Friday, 09 February 2018 13:56
Just back from another trip to Lago Strobel; long old haul and pretty tiring! But well worth the effort; it’s a special place. A bonus is the Lodge and the people at Estancia Laguna Verde, where one is wonderfully well looked after.  The weather - windy and cold - was…

FINDING YELLOWFISH HEAVEN IN LESOTHO

Thursday, 08 February 2018 13:39
Text and fly images by Gordon van der Spuy. Other images per Tourette Fishing. * Crossing the border from Ficksburg into Lesotho is an attack on the senses, literally and figuratively. It’s hard to imagine that you’re only a hundred meters from South Africa. The first thing that hits you…
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